Immigration Paralegal-Legal Assistant
Atlanta Family & Immigration Law Firm
Atlanta, GA US
Posted ago
Atlanta Family & Immigration Law Firm

ATLANTA FAMILY & IMMIGRATION LAW is seeking a highly motivated bilingual Immigration Paralegal to become part of our experienced legal team! We help clients navigate today’s difficult immigration-related legal problems and this role requires someone with a passion for people and the highest level of professionalism. This is an opportunity for the right person.

As a Paralegal, you will be expected to apply your customer service, organizational, and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Paralegal must have proficient knowledge of applications typically used in a legal office environment, such as billing software and databases, and internet searching skills. Knowledge of MS Office applications, specifically MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook. Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm. Ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus.

Our Firm:
ATLANTA FAMILY & IMMIGRATION LAW has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing law firms in the US for the past few years and we've done it by providing a good customer experience. These are people who bring their "A-Game", are enthusiastic and have a positive attitude, take initiative and responsibility, and are hungry to learn and grow. If you learn quickly and understand that working hard is important this job is for you. If you communicate well, have integrity, and really care about immigrants, this job is for you. If you are dynamic, adaptable, deliver results and produce above the minimum standards, this job is for you. If you work well under pressure and can juggle several projects at once, this job is for you.

Why Join Us?

  • Two weeks of accrued leave per year (10 working days)
  • Eligibility to participate in our group insurance plans (health) with employer contribution to a portion of employee premiums 50%
  • Eight Paid Holidays
  • Eligibility to participate in the Firm’s retirement plan and Firm matching up to 3% after one year
  • Opportunities for professional and personal growth
  • Work with leadership that values a positive work environment, personal/professional growth, work-life balance, and team culture

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with a strong performance culture
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Responsibilities

  • Assist attorneys with complex family-based immigration petitions and deportation cases.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including management staff and support staff
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), professional demeanor, and presentation
  • Ability to be a proactive self-starter who understands the details within a much larger context
  • High attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, and the ability to manage time effectively
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work on multiple matters simultaneously in an organized manner and under minimal supervision
  • Flexibility and able to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands
  • The position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Requires manual dexterity to dial a telephone, enter data into a computer, handle objects and operate tools
  • Some filing is required, and this would entail the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk from the work station, to desk or to go to various offices to retrieve assignments. This position may also be sedentary and require the employee to sit for extended periods of time

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies, a Certification as a trained paralegal with 2+ years experience, or equivalent on-the-job Legal Assistant/Paralegal experience in a law firm environment will be considered. Pay will DOE.
  • Previous experience as a Paralegal with an immigration law firm STRONGLY desired.
  • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experience with immigration client management/forms software such as Cerenade, EImmigration, Immigration Tracker preferred but not required.
  • Personal qualities: Highly motivated, highly organized, excellent communication skills, excellent research, and writing skills, ability to prioritize and multitask, deadline and detail-oriented, works well independently, works well under pressure.
  • Paralegal or Legal Assistant: 1 year (Required)
  • Immigration: 1 year (Preferred)

Compensation
$38,000 - $45,000 yearly
About Atlanta Family & Immigration Law Firm

Atlanta Family & Immigration Law has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing law firms in the US for the past few years and we've done it by providing a good customer experience. These are people who bring their "A-Game", are enthusiastic and have a positive attitude, take initiative and responsibility, and are hungry to learn and grow. If you learn quickly and understand that working hard is important this job is for you. If you communicate well, have integrity, and really care about immigrants, this job is for you. If you are dynamic, adaptable, deliver results and produce above the minimum standards, this job is for you. If you work well under pressure and can juggle several projects at once, this job is for you.

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